Christmas Gift - Special Animal Donation

$3,000 $0
Raised Remaining


Looking for a gift idea this Christmas for your animal loving friends or family members? With DAKTARI Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage you can make a donation to an orphaned animal of your choice on behalf of your loved one. After making your donation we will send you a personalised gift certificate for your receiver as well as a follow up report on your animals progress. You can choose to support our Bushbaby, Mongoose, Verreaux's Eagle, Crocodiles, Meerkats, Bushbuck or Caracal (see pictures).

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

We have a number of beautiful and interesting animals who have come to live at DAKTARI due to becoming orphaned, injured or simply because they were previously kept as pets and do not know how to survive in the wild. We spend a great deal of time and money on housing, feeding and rehabilitating these animals who would have no future without our help. Our goal is to make their lives as comfortable and happy as possible :)

How will this project solve this problem?

By making a donation as a Christmas gift for a loved one, you will also be giving a special gift to your choice of animal. Good quality food is expensive, but we really aim to provide the animals with a natural, nutritious diet that is similar to what they would eat in the wild. We also want to make their enclosures as enriching as possible so that they don't get bored. Your donation will contribute towards keeping your chosen animal happy and healthy.

Potential Long Term Impact

With your help, we can work towards rehabilitating those animals who have the potential for release. Those that are unable to survive in the wild will stay with us to act as an educational medium to teach local underprivileged children to care about wildlife and conservation. In this way, these animals can act as ambassadors for their kind and serve to protect their species in the future.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $3,000

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $3,000 .  The original project funding goal was $3,000.



Microproject Disclaimer

Every microproject is intended to use the donations it receives in accordance with its stated description; however, it is important to provide project leaders with the flexibility to maximize the potential benefit from the donations they receive. This means that your donation may be used as a part of the main project that supports this microproject, specifically Provide food and care for our leopard for one year. In this event, the project leader is required to post an update to the microproject detailing the results and reasons behind this change.

If you or any other donor is unhappy with the way their funds have been used, he or she can reallocate their donation using the GlobalGiving guarantee.

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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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A microproject connected to this project:

Provide food and care for our leopard for one year
In the wild Shiloweni, the leopard, was getting too close to humans. He had to be relocated but unfortunately, during this process he lost his canines. Therefore he couldn't be rehabilitated and was sent to Daktari. Our beloved Shiloweni needs your help for his care at Daktari. $6.000 will provide Shiloweni with food, veterinary care and maintenance of his solar powered electric fence for one full year. project reportread updates from the field


Project Leader

Michele Merrifield

Hoedspruit, Limpopo Province South Africa

Where is this project located?

Map of Christmas Gift - Special Animal Donation